Friday, 30 July 2010

Truth: USA Tour Mix

With four weeks left until their long anticipated debut LP drops on Aquatic Labs, New Zealand bass heads Truth have compiled this mix whilst still touring in the US. Just need to find out who does the artwork for their releases now!

Sex, Truth and Videotape - Truth's USA Tour Mix - 29 07 2010 by Truth

Sorry no tracklist yet.

Thursday, 29 July 2010

Magnetic Man - Essential Mix

The dubstep pioneers of the moment have laid down a huge Essential Mix for Radio 1 featuring loads of exclusives including plenty of cuts from their forthcoming debut long-player (which is due out on October the 4th).

Download: Magnetic Man - Essential Mix [24/07/2010]


Due to the amount of dubplates used in the mix the tracklist is pretty sketchy, but feel free to post any additions in the comment box below:

Magnetic Man - Karma Crazy (Alright What Happened, Everything Cool? Vocal)
Magnetic Man - Fire (feat. Ms Dynamite)
Benga - 808
Redlight - Stupid
Zinc - Killa Sound (Skream Remix)
Nero - Welcome To Reality
Magnetic Man - Ping Pong
Benga - ??
Nero - Innocence
Drumsound & Bassline Smith - Fu Manchu
Redlight - What You Talkin' About
Magnetic Man - Certified Banger
Benga - Monsters
Skream - Wonk
Joker & TC - It Ain't Got A Name
?? - ??
Magnetic Man - The Bug
Skream - Rollin Kicks VIP
Magnetic Man - I Need Air
Magnetic Man - Mad
Skream - Raw Dogz
Magnetic Man - March Of The Mallards
Skream - ??
Skream - Wibbler
Crissy Criss - Kick Snare VIP
Sub Focus - Last Jungle
Skream - Stand Up / Redlight - Selekta! Feat. Ms Bratz
Heist - I'm A Killer (140 BPM Edit)
P Money - Left The Room (Skreamix)
Jamies Blake - CMYK
Esstelle - I Can Be A Freak (Bootleg)
Benga - Slaughter (feat. Youngman)
Trolley Snatcha - Pass Me By
TC & Jakes - Real Talk VIP
Benga - One and Only (feat. Youngman)
Skream - CTO
Benga & Youngman - Ho!
Benga - Mini Moto Cross
Benga - ??
Magnetic Man - ??
Skream - Jelly
Toddla T - Sky Surfing (Benga Remix)
Subscape - Just Becoz
Benga - Who Remembers?
Skream - Where You Should Be (feat. Sam Frank)
Magnetic Man - Perfect Stranger (feat. Katy B)


Fukhed: July Mix

Fukhed: The Julytape


Jakes - Time Ends
Mala - Eyes
Loefah - Indian Dub (Skreamix)
Plan B - Prayin' (Breakage Remix)
Benga - Little Bits
Wiley & Shifty vs. Ghetts & Devlin - 123 Let's Go
Dark Sky - Ghost Notes
Maxsta - East London Is Back
Seven & Elvee - Moonshine
Marcie Phonix & Hypa Fenn - Oh My (feat. Jammer, Ears, Flirta D, Big Mighty, Big Narstie, Faith SFX & Y.O.)
Wiley - Road Rash Remix
Wiley - MC Pon 141
Distance - Empire
Darqwan - Said The Spider
Dark Sky - Something To Lose

Wednesday, 28 July 2010

Tunnidge - Kongcast #120.

Tunnidge is the latest to contribute a mix for Kongkast, showcasing, as he did with the excellent mix for Disrupt:on inc, his production prowess in the deep, dark sub-low spectrum of Dubstep. Listen out for 'Blame', his latest collaboration with Distance, as well as 'Fear' and '7 Breaths' both of which make up the next Chestplate release.

Listen here.

1. Tunnidge "Geddeon" (Deep Medi)
2. Tunnidge and Distance "Blame"(Dub)
3. Deleted Scenes "Hysteria" (Dub)
4. Tunnidge and Cyrus "Lights" (Origin Audio)
5. VIVEK "Danger" (Dub)
6. Tunnidge "Dark Skies" (Dub)
7. Truth "Amnesia" (Dub)
8. Cyrus "Manhatten Blues" (Dub)
9. Tunnidge "Higher Forces" (Boka Records)
10. Distance "No Warning" (Chestplate)
11. Tunnidge and Cyrus "Ding Ding" (Origin Audio)
12. Tunnidge "Fear" (Chestplate)
13. Tunnidge "Burning Fire" (Dub)
14. Tunnidge "Bugspray" (Get Darker)
15. Mala "Eyes" (DMZ)
16. Distance "Menace" (Chestplate)
17.Tunnidge "7breaths" (Chestplate)

Check out other Kongkast podcast's here.

Free Download: Terror Danjah - Shock To The System

Slept on this one slightly, but following Wiley's decision to make a whole host of his back catalogue available for free download, grime don Terror Danjah has hooked us all up with his supposed brand new album 'Shock to the System'. A member of the legendary and now defunct Nasty Crew, Terror Danjah is responsible for grime classic 'Zumpi Hunter' and has a slew of releases on labels as seminal as Hyperdub and Planet Mu.

Download via the link here as posted by Terror Danjah on his Twitter.

Thursday, 22 July 2010

Free Download: Skream - Freeizm Vol. 3

The third and final installment in Skream's Freeizm series before the release of his second album has arrived, and it's safe to say that the man has outdone himself again. The third collection features nine tracks including the likes of much-sought-after tearout tunes such as 'Metal Mouth', 'Let's Go Fucking Mental' and 'Meta-Lick', dark steppers like 'Behind The Curtain' and 'Pick Ya Knees Up' as well as longtime fan favourite 'Rollin' and three remixes ranging from mid-noughties grime tunes to the blissed-out likes of 'Reminissin' and 'Dr. Who Dub'.

Download: Skream - Freeizm Vol. 3


1. Skream - Behind The Curtain
2. Skream - Meta-Lick
3. Skream - Rollin'
4. Skream - Metal Mouth
5. Skream - Pick Ya Knees Up
6. Geeneus - Now Is The Time (Skreamix)
7. Geiom - Reminissin' (Skream's Tribal 44 Mix)
8. Skream - Let's Go Fucking Mental
9. Dr. Blue & The Time Travellers - Dr. Who Dub (Skreamix)


Tuesday, 20 July 2010

Free Download: Benga - No Bra No Panties

So, after there was much confusion and irritation at the release of a new version of 'No Bra No Panties' on Benga's Phaze One EP to that which had appeared on N-Type's Rinse 09 mix, the man himself decided he would give in to his frustrated fans and release the original version of the tune which featured drums.

Download: Benga - No Bra No Panties (Beats)


Monday, 19 July 2010

Free Download: DTA - Grimetape

Featuring some of the biggest tunes from both this year and last all mixed to perfection by DJ Magic (the man behind the wheels for No Hats No Hoods: Edition 1), it's a wonder that this release is a free one. Following their recent expansion from Los Angeles over to London, clothing label DTA have teamed up with grime label of the moment No Hats No Hoods to put out the simply-titled 'DTA Grimetape'. Placing an important focus on some of the up and coming names in the scene to provide the boost that the scene needs to fulfil the potential it has been threatening to reach for so long, this release could well prove to be a seminal one and will provide the perfect foundation to the forthcoming second edition of No Hats No Hoods. The digital version is free to download below, and free physical copies are being given out with purchases of No Hats No Hoods products.

Download: DTA Grimetape - Mixed By DJ Magic


Scrufizzer – Heat Up – Produced by Scrufizzer
Ice Kid – Window Cleaner Freestyle – Produced by Rude Kid
Maxsta – East London Is Back – Produced by Danny Weed
Trilla – Woo Freestyle – Produced by S-X
Yunga Hunga (feat. Lil Nasty) – Badda Dan Dem – Produced by Rude Kid
Sharkey Major (feat. Dot Rotten, Devlin, P Money & Ghetto) – Shark Attack Remix – Produced By Skepta
P Money – Emergency Freestyle – Produced by Rude Kid
Rossi B & Luca (feat. Killa P) – E10 Riddim – Produced by Rossi B & Luca
Shizzle – Energy Riddim – Produced by Smasher
Blacks – Never Been Timid – Produced by Chase & Status
Rinse – A Little Darker – Produced by Nocturnal
Lil Nasty – Beatfighter – Produced by Royal T
Lil Nasty – Nasty – Produced by Scratcha DVA
Tempa T – Boy Off Da Ting – Produced by Silencer
Rapid – Go Rapid – Produced by Rapid
OG'z – Hot Ones Remix – Produced by Royal T
Rude Kid – Electric – Produced by Rude Kid
Jammer – Better Than – Produced by Rapid
Ice Kid – Talk Of The Town – Produced by Sukh Knight
Badness (feat. Skepta & Lil Nasty) – Nightmare Remix – Produced by Mensah
C Gritz (feat. MC Clue) – Long Time – Produced by Morfius
Nasty Jack (feat. D Double E) - Come Against I - Produced by Nasty Jack
RoxXann – Heavyweight – Produced by Yogi
Kozzie – Fucked Up – Produced by Strike Dem
Starkey (feat. P Money) – Numb – Produced by Starkey
Maxsta – 2nd Chance – Produced by Swindle
Faction G – Dedication – Produced by Sully


Friday, 9 July 2010

Free Download: Skream - Freeizm Vol. 2

This is the second installment (cop the first here) of Skream's free download releases in the lead up to his second album, 'Outside The Box'. This collection features the fan favourite, eerie stepper that is 'Dark Light', which uses space in a Loefah-esque way to add density to the skeletal frame of the tune aswell as the deep 'Disturbin' Toyz' which is built around a heavy kick-snare combination. 'Arola' adopts a future-garage beat pattern, occasionally dusted with euphoric synth lines; and 'Sine-Us' follows a similar pattern, but has a more progressive structure and moves with greater urgency. Finally, some old-school flavours in the form of Skream's reworking of Loefah's 'Indian Dub' from 2004: the remix retains all of the original's energy, yet also coming with an almost surgical precision to its arrangement. With one more free release on the way before the album drops, anticipation and expectations are rising.

Download: Skream - Freeizm Vol. 2


1. Skream - Dark Light
2. Skream - Arola
3. Skream - Disturbin' Toyz
4. Skream - Sine-Us
5. Loefah - Indian Dub (Skreamix)

Wednesday, 7 July 2010

Pinch FACT Mix

Another heavyweight FACT mix, this time from Bristol's Dubstep don Pinch. Boasting a tracklist that can be expected from one of the scene's most hardworking and respected label bosses and A&R men, packed full of exclusive acetate and forthcoming gems. Also showcased is Pinch's often unfairly overlooked talent as a DJ as he carries the energy with the precision that his moniker might suggest.

Download: Pinch - FACT Mix 164


1. Bass Clef ‘Promises’ (Peverelist & Appleblim remix) (Dubplate)
2. Emika ‘Double Edge Sword’ (Pinch remix) (Ninja Tune)
3. Skream ‘Amitystep’ (Dubplate)
4. Mala ’2 Much Chat’ (Dubplate)
5. Jack Sparrow ‘The Cahse’ (Tectonic)
6. Pinch ‘Midnight Oil’ (Pangaea remix) (Dubplate)
7. Dubkasm ‘Hail Jah’ (Jakes Remix) (forthcoming on Sufferer’s Choice)
8. Jack Sparrow & Ruckspin ‘Dread’ (Dubplate)
9. WAX20002b (Pinch remix)
10. Jakes ‘Time Ends’ (Tectonic)
11. Mala ‘Eyes’ (DMZ)
12. Distance ‘Ill Kontent’ (forthcoming on Tectonic)
13. Jack Sparrow ‘Terminal’ (Tectonic)
14. Red Light ‘MDMA’ (Dubplate)
15. Joker ‘Output 1-2′ (Tectonic)
16. Skream ‘Phatty Druma’ (Dubplate)
17. Pinch ‘Elements’ (forthcoming on Swamp 81)
18. Goth Trad ‘Sublimination’ (Dubplate)
19. Distance ‘Reboot’ (Dubplate)
20. Pinch ‘The Boxer’ (forthcoming on Tectonic)
21. Pinch ‘Swish’ (Dubplate)
22. Mala & SGT Pokes ‘Answer Me’ (Dubplate) [Tease]


Free Download: Destiny's Child - If I (Goli & Ashburner Remix)

The Nottingham duo weigh in with another quality remix, although this time of a tune that might be somewhat less obvious. Taking on Destiny's Child's 2004 ballad 'If I', the vocals are pitched-up and set over a drifting bassline and broken up by scattered snares and soft flutes and the finished result is a gorgeous display of Goli & Ashburner's abilities in the lighter side of production.


Thursday, 1 July 2010

Featuring: Ken Evil

From having given the likes of Skream, Loefah, N-Type, Pinch and Kromestar their debut Manchester bookings to hosting the first Deep Medi showcase night, Ken-Evil's contribution to the scene has been huge. HEDMUK caught up with the man for an exclusive interview and mix featuring the tunes he's playing out at the moment:

Hedmuk: Would you say you were from a particularly musical background, or was it something you found yourself drawn to naturally?

Ken Evil: I'm not really from a musical family as such, although some of my earliest memories are of playing my Dad's records in the early hours of the morning when everybody was still asleep. There was always music in the house growing up and I have been an avid record collector from the age of 7.

H: What were your early influences in deciding to DJ and then produce?

K: My earliest exposure to mixing came from listening to early Electro and Hip Hop mixes from the likes of Afrika Bambaataa and Grand Master Flash from labels such as Tommy Boy and Def Jam. I didn't give it a go myself until relatively late on when I started playing Drum & Bass, being into the darker side from the likes of Dillinja, Lemon D, Spor, Evol Intent to name but a few.

H: Given your background in Drum & Bass, how did you come to find Dubstep so early in the scene's inception, and what motivated you to become part of it?

K: I guess you could say I followed the evolution of Dubstep from it's roots in UK Garage and later Grime when it was known as either Sub-Low, 8 Bar (as it changed every 8 bars) or simply 'Instrumental Grime'. One of the things that excited me most about it was that practically all the early producers were from my home town of Croydon - Plasticman (later Plastician), Skream, Loefah, Benga, Digital Mystikz, Hatcha, Artwork, everyone basically; and believe me, there's not much else that I can say I'm proud about coming out of Croydon for.

H: What was the motivation behind setting up Bass Camp?

K: Basically I'd found this new music and I wanted an outlet to play it. I'd previously been involved in running nights in Manchester and Madrid but was getting tired of D&B and this new sound excited me in same way that D&B did back in it's inception from Jungle and Hardcore Rave before that. It was something new and heavy and had lost the at-times cheesy elements of Garage and the self-aggrandizing ramblings of Grime. I remember tunes from Mark One (MRK1), Plasticman, Slaughter Mob, Kode 9, Pinch and Skream's first white label on Big Apple featuring in that first Bass Camp set.

H: Outside of FWD, which had been running since 2001, what was the Dubstep scene's infrastructure like in those early days and before the likes of Bass Camp here in Manchester and Exodus in Leeds, how limited was the North’s Dubstep scene?

K: Back in 2004 Manchester had producers such as Mark One, Omen and Zed Bias and the now defunct record shop Pelican Neck. Conor who worked there was the first to bring the likes of Vex'd up to Manchester and he always made sure the latest white labels fresh off the press were under the counter for my 2-3 weekly visits to the shop. Pelican Neck was run and owned by the Boomkat crew which was one of the first on-line or otherwise outlets for the emerging scene anywhere in the world. It was in the shop where myself and the likes of Se7en (now Indigo), K1, Mark One, Conor (U-Basstard), D'Script and Biome would meet up and discuss music and swap dubs; that was where it all began for me.

H: Bass Camp has been very influential, it was the first time many producers in the area were exposed to Dubstep. What does this influence mean to you, and how have you been able to witness it first hand?

K: It always gives me a great feeling of satisfaction when someone comes up to me and tells me that it was coming to Bass Camp or seeing me play that got them into Dubstep; I was recently told that Synkro found his inspiration from coming to one of Bass Camp's early events. Things like that mean a lot to me and is what makes it all worth while.

H: What would you consider to be your personal highlights of running Bass Camp over the years?

K: When Skream came up to play we had people travel over from Liverpool, Leeds, Leicester and from as far away as Norfolk, Cambridge and London; by 11pm Jabez Clegg was rammed! Rusko recorded an exclusive 'Auld Lang Sine' version of 'Cockney Thug' for our New Years Eve '07 event: that was pretty special. Hosting the UK's first Deep Medi event was a real privilege, the vibe was amazing that night and Mala absolutely loved it. Cyrus, Heny G and Walsh at the Chapel was rocking until 7am and when MC Subz told the crowd to get down low the whole place was skanking down to its knees. N-Type b2b Walsh with Easy Rider on mic as secret special guests; Kidnappa's first Manchester show, the list goes on.

H: What’s been inspiring you musically recently, and what releases are you looking forward to this year?

K: UK Funky has been creeping into my sets more and more over the past year, I'm also feeling the new wave of cross-over Funky/Dubstep artists such as Joy Orbison, Shortstuff, L-Vis 1990, Brackles, Redlight, Untold, Cooly G etc. Anything on Night Slugs is worth copping and I eagerly await that labels future output. Truth from New Zealand, who've played Bass Camp twice now, have a Disfigured Dubz EP and long awaited Aquatic lab LP ready to drop and they're going to be massive. Kutz, part of the new wave out of Croydon, has some serious productions in the pipeline and Cyrus has an LP due any time soon.

H: We had noticed more UK Funky in your recent sets, what was it that encouraged you to make the move?

K: Put simply, it's good shit. Like early UK Garage it's image has been tainted slightly by the more commercial/cheesy elements, but look deep into the scene and there's some seriously heavy stuff in there.

H: So then, you’ve DJ'd at major British clubs and across Europe, produced your own tracks and run your own successful night since 2004: what do you see as your primary role in the scene: a DJ, Producer or Promoter?

K: My production has been pretty limited to this point, and Bass Camp has been my main vehicle for pushing the sound but DJing has taken me the furthest in my musical path; Creamfields, the Warehouse Project, Ape at the Apollo and Outlook in Croatia being the major highlights.

H: You’ve been part of the Dubstep scene since the beginning and it may be an over asked-question, but what are your views on the future of the genre?

K: Dubstep has begun to splinter into various sub-genres as was inevitable and a lot of new people have started getting involved and producing their own take on the scene. This has resulted in a dilution of the quality in many respects and there is a massive new wave of very popular 'Jump-Up', mask-wearing producers that make pretty generic, high pitched tunes which sound to me like the Drum & Bass that was around at the time when Dubstep was evolving. Dubstep to me at the time was the antidote to this kind of D&B but I've always known that this element of instantly gratifying, dare I say it, dumbed down Dubstep would come along. I don't like most of it but it's out there. The simplicity and subtlety of early Dubstep was what made it different and interesting and a lot of the 'Jump-Up' artists seem to have overlooked this, although I love the likes of Jakes and Coki and did used to like Caspa and Rusko.
On the other hand there are people still taking the sound to new and interesting places, Joy Orbison, L-Vis 1990, Untold, Scuba and Shortstuff in particular and these producers give me hope and are keeping the scene vibrant. Everything on Mala's Deep Medi, for example, is of the absolute highest quality but as the scene becomes more popular it's overall quality will unfortunately suffer.


1. J A Capone / Estate (Mellow Vibes)
2. DJG / The Gate (Lo Dubs)
3. Filtercutter / 1UP (Ramadanman Refix)
4. Cluekid / Sector 9 (Sin City)
5. J:Kenzo / Counteraction (Argon)
6. Calibre / Tenopause (Deep Medi Musik)
7. Ruckspin & Visionz / Give (Transistor)
8. Ruckspin / Jibber (Ranking Records)
9. Ruckspin & Quantum Soul / Venus Project (Transistor)
10. J:Kenzo / Tropic Thunder (Argon)
11. Noob & Brodisnki / Peanuts (Bok Bok and Greena Remix) (Night Slugs white label)
12.Redlight / Stupid (Digital Soundboy)
13. Kalbata / Wallabee (Double Science)
14. Egyptrixx / Everybody Bleeding (Night Slugs white label)

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